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of the board of education said you were right. we were doing nothing more than these whites than the whites did to us when they had power. >>> we remember rosa parks and her small act that became an enormous symbol in her fight during civil rights. >>> if dr. martin luther king jr. was the father of civil rights, rosa parks is considered its mother. she clarified for the nation the symbol of equality in one simple act. when parks died in 2005 bob mackenzie had this look back at her life. >> reporter: a tiny whisp of a woman but with backbone that would not quit. even as a frail old lady, she still had the presence of a woman who turned an incident into a historic moment. 10 years ago rosa parks came to the bay area to speak at san francisco state. she talked with ktvu's rob roth about that day now 50 years ago when she got on a bus in montgomery alabama after a hard day's work as a seamstress. she and three other black people sat down in the middle of bus where blacks could sit, but would have to leave if a white person wanted the seat. >> it had always bothered me and i think others too. but s
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